Overview

Founded in 1890 by John and Abby MacDuffie, The MacDuffie School has fostered intellectual habits of mind, high ethical standards, and respect for diversity in students for more than 130 years.The MacDuffie School is a co-educational college preparatory school for grades 6 – 12 offering a challenging academic curriculum as well as leadership opportunities and a wide range of extracurricular programs in the arts, athletics, and community service. Our graduates attend some of the country’s most selective colleges and universities and continue on to successful, rewarding careers.
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A- Boarding
B+ Matriculation
A Academics
B+ Extracurricular activities
A Community
A+ Reviews
A+ Int. student mgmt

Boarding Grades: 6-12, PG
Co-ed
Rural
ESL: Yes
Tuition: $60,050
# of Students: 230
Teacher:Student: 1:6
International Student: 60%
AP Courses: 15
Endowment: $1,086,957/stu.
Faculty w/ adv. degree: 76%
SAT: 1386/1600
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Matriculation

Ranking University/College Students
#1 Princeton University 1
#5 Yale University 1
LAC #1 Williams College 1
#6 University of Chicago 1
#8 University of Pennsylvania 1
#9 California Institute of Technology 2
#9 Johns Hopkins University 1
#9 Northwestern University 2
#14 Brown University 1
#14 Washington University in St. Louis 2
#17 Cornell University 1
#20 University of California: Los Angeles 2
LAC #4 Pomona College 1
#21 Emory University 3
#22 University of California: Berkeley 1
#25 Carnegie Mellon University 1
#25 University of Virginia 2
LAC #5 Wellesley College 3
#28 New York University 4
#28 Tufts University 2
#34 University of California: San Diego 2
#34 University of Rochester 4
#36 University of California: Irvine 3
#38 University of Texas at Austin 6
#42 Case Western Reserve University 3
#42 University of Wisconsin-Madison 3
#47 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 4
#49 Lehigh University 3
#49 Northeastern University 4
#49 Ohio State University: Columbus Campus 4
#57 Penn State University Park 3
#57 University of Pittsburgh 5
#59 Syracuse University 5
#63 George Washington University 3
#63 University of Connecticut 4
#68 University of Massachusetts Amherst 8
SUNY University at Stony Brook 3
#103 Clark University 4
#103 University of Illinois at Chicago 2
Arizona State University 5
LAC #38 Skidmore College 1
LAC #46 Trinity College 3
#234 Pace University 5
Babson College 2
Berklee College of Music 2
Colby-Sawyer College 6
Curry College 3
Massachusetts College of Art and Design 4
University of Guelph 2
University of New Haven 2
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AP Courses

(Total 15)
Statistics
English Language and Composition
Calculus AB
Calculus BC
Chemistry
English Literature and Composition
Latin
French Language and Culture
Spanish Language and Culture
Physics 1
Statistics
English Language and Composition
Calculus AB
Calculus BC
Chemistry
English Literature and Composition
Latin
French Language and Culture
Spanish Language and Culture
Physics 1
Physics 2
Biology
Environmental Science
United States History
World History
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Sports

(Total 11)
Badminton
Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Swimming
Tennis
Ultimate Frisbee
Badminton
Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Swimming
Tennis
Ultimate Frisbee
Volleyball
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Arts

(Total 12)
Acting
Choreography
Dance
Guitar
Music
Theater
Painting
Portfolio
Art
Music Production
Acting
Choreography
Dance
Guitar
Music
Theater
Painting
Portfolio
Art
Music Production
Music Theory
Drawing
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Extracurricular Activities and Clubs

(Total 24)
International Thespian Society
National Dance Honor Society
National Art Honor Society
Spanish Club
Soccer Club
Run for Hope
Queer-Straigh Alliance (QSA)
Photography Club
Musical Mustangs
MUSE (poetry competition)
International Thespian Society
National Dance Honor Society
National Art Honor Society
Spanish Club
Soccer Club
Run for Hope
Queer-Straigh Alliance (QSA)
Photography Club
Musical Mustangs
MUSE (poetry competition)
Movie Club
MOSAIC (Diversity Group)
Mock Trial 
Math Club
Magnolia (Yearbook) Magnet (School Newspaper)
Key Club (Community Service)
Gundam Club
Go Club
Chess and card club Celebrate Diversity Day planning team
Card Making
As Schools Match Wits (Quiz team)
AI Club
Dance
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Basic Info

Year Founded: 1890
Campus Size: 254 acres
Boarding Rate: 63%
Religious Affiliation: No Religious Affiliation

Application Info

Deadline: 02/01
Interview: On Campus, Admission Travel to China, Zoom
Pre Interview: Updating
Other Accepted Scores: TOEFL, TOEFL Junior, IELTS, ELTiS, Cambridge Language, Duolingo English Test (DET)
School Code:
TOEFL: 8821
SSAT: 4762

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SSAT

Brief Reviews

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4.9/ 5

Detailed Reviews

(Total 41)
5.0 / 5 Overall
5.0 / 5 Academics
4.9 / 5 Campus
5.0 / 5 Student Life
5.0 / 5 Athletic&Art
5.0 / 5 Transportation

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Frequently Ask Questions about The MacDuffie School

01.
Tell me a bit about The MacDuffie School.
The MacDuffie School is Co-ed private boarding school located in Boston, Massachusetts, US. It was founded 1890, and currently has about 230 students, 60.00% of whom are international students.

For more official information, please visit http://www.macduffie.org.
06.
Where is The MacDuffie School located?
The MacDuffie School is located in the State of Massachusetts of USA. The closest major city is Boston, which is about 79 miles away from school. Most families can choose Logan International Airport to travel in and out of school.
02.
Does The MacDuffie School have rigorous academic requirements?
The MacDuffie School is offering 15 AP courses.

In recent years, 43 of their students score 4 and 5 in AP exams.

The MacDuffie School also have 76% of faculties whose degrees are master and above.
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How popular is The MacDuffie School on FindingSchool network?
Based on FindingSchool monthly traffic data as well as onsite search record, The MacDuffie School is among the most popular schools, within top 101 for all US schools.

Also The MacDuffie School has been favorited by 261 users.
03.
Where do The MacDuffie School students typically go for their colleges?
Based on the most recent matriculation data, 7.55% go to top 50 US universities and colleges*, 1.3% go to top 25, and about 0.78% go to Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Stanford and MIT.

*Ranking is based on the 2024 US News College Ranking.
08.
How to start with an application with The MacDuffie School?
The first stop is to carefully review the school profile on FindingSchool to learn more about The MacDuffie School. Most of them are directly provided by the school.

Also it is highly recommended to visit The MacDuffie School’s official site: http://www.macduffie.org or call them at 413-255-0000.
04.
What is the application requirement for The MacDuffie School?
Similar to most private schools in the US, The MacDuffie School’s typical admission requirements include school transcript, recommendation letter, application essay, standard test (like TOEFL and SSAT), and interview (often optional, but highly recommended).
09.
Please share a few nearby schools that are close to The MacDuffie School?
Yes, here are few: Villanova Preparatory School, Admiral Farragut Academy and Perkiomen School.

The closest major city is Boston. You can find out more schools near Boston here.
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What is the latest tuition for The MacDuffie School’s Co-ed student?
The total fee for The MacDuffie School in 2024 is $71,050 , which typically includes tuition, boarding fee, student management fee and a few other fees associated with managing international students.

For more information, please contact school’s admission team at Admissions@MacDuffie.org .
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What is the FindingSchool rating for The MacDuffie School?
The overall rating for The MacDuffie School is A-.

The section ratings of The MacDuffie School are:
B+ for Matriculation
A for Academics
B+ for Extracurriculum
A for Community
A+ for Students and Parents reviews
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